Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced because they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”, the pair said in a statement.
The tech entrepreneur and his wife are among the richest people on the planet and also a huge driving force in the world of global philanthropy.
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” a joint statement read. “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.
“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we can no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”
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